Course Theme: Bladder How to teach intermittent catheterisation

In this course you get the basics for teaching intermittent catheterisation. You will learn about the function of the bladder, the anatomy and physiology of the urinary tract, treatment options for incomplete bladder emptying and a webinar where you will get basic information on how to teach IC and why choosing the right catheter is important. It takes about 90 minutes to read the material and watch the webinar.

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  1. Urinary Bladder Function

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    The bladder is a hollow muscular organ in the pelvis, just above and behind the pubic bone. The bladder has two main functions which are the storage and emptying of urine.

  2. The Urinary System - Anatomy and Physiology

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    In this presentation, you will learn about the anatomy of the urinary system, the function of the upper & lower urinary tract, and the bladder physiology and micturition cycle.

  3. Treatment Options for Incomplete Bladder Emptying

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    Urinary retention is the inability to empty the bladder of urine, leaving behind a volume of urine which can lead to complications. It is important to realize that some people can still pass some urine but still be in retention as the volume left in the bladder is too high.

  4. Patient Selection and Frequency of Intermittent Catheterisation (IC)

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    Intermittent catheterisation requires a high level of patient commitment and some people may stop the therapy, particularly if under stress and if they have other illness to deal with. Patients need to be well motivated and require an appropriate level of manual dexterity.

  5. Clean Intermittent Catheterisation (CIC) Webinar

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    This is a webinar in 3 parts: Part 1) The fundamentals about CIC therapy, Part 2) Catheters, CIC and the importance of education and Part 3) The procedure, follow-up and patient cases. 

  6. What is intermittent catheterisation (IC)

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    Catheterisation is perhaps one of the oldest urological procedures, dating back thousands of years ago. Using a urinary catheter is necessary when there is urine left in the bladder that cannot be emptied through normal voiding.

  7. Patient Preference & Adherence - A Key Role in Successful Catheterisation Treatment

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    Patient adherence plays a key role in a successful and cost-effective catheterisation treatment. A patient who feels part of the decision-making, in control of their options and how they work with their lifestyle is more inclined to stick with their therapy and subsequently experience a good clinical outcome.

  8. Long-Term Safety of Intermittent Catheterisation

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    Single-use hydrophilic catheters were developed in the early eighties to address long-term complications of intermittent catheterisation seen when reusing plastic catheters with add-on lubrication. As reported by Wyndaele and Maes and Perrouin-Verbe et al.